Terrific Trucks

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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age 3+

Delightful series follows adventures of real dirt movers.

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age 2+

Simple

A simple show for kids that love trucks! Yes, it’s cheesy for adults, but my son loves to watch the trucks do what they do.

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age 2+

Maybe a 4 is too high, but compared to what's out there, it's good

My 3 year old son absolutely adores trucks of all kinds, and we eagerly awaited this show when Sprout introduced it last year, watching the pilot numerous times. A few things I appreciated right off: 2 of the 7 trucks are female. Of course 3 or 4 of 7 would be better, but at least it's not an all-guy crew. It's annoying that one of the 2 female trucks is a pink one, conforming to really rigid stereotypes, but at least the other female truck is green. The two of them get as many assignments as the male trucks. And the truck most obsessed with his appearance is not a female truck, so that's a welcome break from stereotypes. I also appreciate that the voices sound diverse. As for themes, there are SO many great messages about cooperation, working together, following directions, taking time to figure out a problem. My little truck lover really enjoys that these are real trucks in the real world with just a little animation added on to animate their "faces". That makes this show very unique, visually. I can't say it's enjoyable to watch as an adult..I have literally fallen asleep while this is on at the break of dawn on more than one Saturday. But I feel safe dozing off while he is watching, knowing there's nothing terrible he's going to watch and there are actually positive messages coming from it.

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